I hope everyone is having an amazing holiday so far! Mine has been filled with work, family, friends, and most of all excitement.
First thing I want to talk about is my new (second) blog: www.thanksforallthebabelfish.wordpress.com. I’ll be moving all my Weekday Whimsy posts there so hopefully I can expand it to my content without having to compromise the beauty/body/decorating/etc things I usually post here. Look forward to more history, art, technology, and science goodies on that blog!
Next up I thought I would share some things I’ve learned this year. While 2013 hasn’t been an entirely outstanding one where I’ve had many plans or even really done many things, I have learned a lot about the real world, other people, and (most importantly) myself.
So here are my 13 lessons of 2013:
- Patience, follow through, and open-mindedness are virtues worth working on…
- … So are money and time management for that matter.
- Slouching is ridiculously bad for your back and shoulders.
- Your dentist can always tell if you’re lying about flossing your teeth.
- Clothes become way more fun and they reflect your unique personality when you stop dressing for others/dressing to fit a certain trend or style.
- Procrastination is the mother of all evils (Oh who am I kidding… I’ve known that since the first day of grade 9)
- Writing things down makes more room in your brain for other thoughts and ideas.
- It’s okay to feel lost. You’ll soon realize how many open doors are ahead; you just have to open them.
- It’s okay to change your mind too.
- Don’t pay attention to what other people think about you. All that matters is you’re happy with yourself in the end.
- You don’t realize how important some relationships are to you until things start to change.
- It’s okay to reflect on the past, as long as you keep working towards your furture.
- Do things without expectations. Trust me.
And now that I’ve gotten those off my chest, here are a few of my 2014 resolutions.
- Write a little everyday
- Meditate 10 minutes every day
- Comment on other peoples’ work more
- Keep up with weekly school readings
- Put a percentage of my paycheck away for savings
- Learn something new everyday
That’s it for 2013 reflections! I’d love to read some of your 2013 lessons and 2014 resolutions so leave them in the comments below 🙂
I hope everyone has a lovely, fun filled, and safe New Years eve. Thanks for your support!